Gujarat Tourism hosted a promotional event at Hotel Vivanta by Taj, Goa to announce new opportunities in the State.
Senior officials including Sanatan Pancholi, Manager, Gujarat Tourism; Sanjay Joshi, Chief Manager, Statue of Unity; Youraj Choudhary, Senior Manager, Tent City Narmada and Kamlesh Patel, Chairman, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL), were present at the event and interacted with media, tour operators and hoteliers during the roadshow.
The roadshow highlighted the enormous tourism potential of the Statue of Unity from a local and global perspective.
At the roadshow, the officials informed about the tallest man-made statue in the world, the 182-metre high memorial of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is visible from the space.
Kamelsh Patel said, located on an islet in Kevadiya in Narmada district in Gujarat, Statue of Unity has put Kevadiya in the global map, making it the most touted destination of the State. The monument has attracted global media attention which has helped to spread the word internationally. Since the Statue of Unity has become a global iconic memorial, the monument’s popularity has started attracting global audience to the destination.
He added, “We are ready with attractive packages for travellers that will offer a unique experience at our Tent City Narmada, which is luxurious and encircled with the nature’s beauty.”
Over 1.3 lakh tourists visited the destination since it was opened to public on 1 November 2018.
The majesty of this grand monument is enhanced by a picturesque backdrop. The fully functional memorial site a Museum and Audio Visual Gallery, a Viewing Gallery, a High-Speed Lift, and a laser, light and sound show, among several other Hospitality and Entertainment elements to commemorate the ideology of visionary Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel through fascinating edutainment.
Gujarat has immense potential to become a major tourist destination. The gross traffic flow during the year was 326.91 lakhs, which is 13.56 per cent higher than the flow in 2013-14. Recently Rani-Ki-Vav has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.